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Human Rights

Respecting and promoting the rights of all people

Around the world, shocks including COVID-19, war and conflict in Ukraine and Iran, political polarization and unrest, and increased impacts of climate change are placing vulnerable populations at increased risk of suffering human rights abuses.

At the same time, a rapidly changing regulatory landscape, shifting investor expectations, and momentum towards mandatory human rights due diligence means business is increasingly expected to play a role in ensuring the human rights of all people throughout the value chain are respected. We are business and human rights experts who understand how to incorporate the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights into business strategies and operations. Effective management of human rights issues requires internal policy coherence, ongoing due diligence of priority human rights issues, meaningful stakeholder engagement, and provision of remedy for adverse impacts.

200+

BSR has conducted 200+ human rights assessments and implementation plans.

50M

50 million people globally are trapped in modern slavery.

87%

87 percent of consumers say that data privacy is a human right.

How We Can Help

Adding Value to Your Business and Society

We are pragmatic and forward-looking, meeting companies where they are on their human rights journey and tailoring our recommendations to the specific needs of each industry and the complexities of local contexts. We help companies understand and navigate the increasingly complex and fragmented global human rights landscape, prepare to comply with emerging legislation, and partner across their value chains to collaboratively manage human rights issues and address the systemic causes of human rights abuses.

We’ll help your business act on these principles while adding value for your business. Our service offerings include:

 

Human rights assessments
Strategy and governance
Implementation support
Disclosure and stakeholder engagement

Who We Work With

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Our Experts

Depth of Experience and Knowledge

Our Human Rights team consists of global experts across multiple focus areas, bringing a depth of experience and knowledge to integrating human rights and sustainability strategies.

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Jenny Vaughan

Managing Director

San Francisco

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Salah Husseini

Director

New York

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Ouida Chichester

Director

San Francisco

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Rosa Kusbiantoro

Director

Singapore

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Aude Ucla

Associate Director

Paris

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Richard Wingfield

Director

Paris

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Roberta Pinamonti

Associate Director

Hong Kong

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Paloma Muñoz Quick

Associate Director, Financial Service

New York

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Roger McElrath

Associate Director

San Francisco

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Dunstan Allison-Hope

Vice President

San Francisco

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Claudio Formisano

Associate Director

Paris

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Hannah Darnton

Director, Technology and Human Rights

San Francisco

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Lindsey Andersen

Associate Director, Human Rights

San Francisco

Let’s talk about how BSR can help you to transform your business and achieve your sustainability goals.

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